Grant History

The Community Foundation is dedicated to engaging in strategic partnerships with donors, service providers and committed residents of Tompkins County to identify assets, challenges, and ways to improve the quality of life for all in our beloved community.

Family Reading Partnership

Awarding Grants

In our 21st year with nearly $19 million in over 4,600 grants,  the Community Foundation is a leading grant maker in Tompkins County. Grants made from the Foundation’s endowment and other charitable resources donated by so many generous people address emerging concerns and critical, unresolved problems as identified by the community.

COVID-19 Response Fund Grantees

2020 Grantees & Programs

2019 Grantees & Programs

2019 Grantees Map by Program Areas

 

Our grants represent the current philanthropic goals and interests of our donors as well as the grant making priorities and strategies of the Community Foundation Board of Directors as informed by our Listening Learning focus sessions and work with the Tompkins County Funders group.

Our partners in philanthropy include public charities, private foundations, and commercial gift funds. The Community Foundation serves as a repository for permanent gifts, no matter how great or small, from all who have lived or worked in — and care about — Tompkins County.

 

Grants Review

January 1-June 30, 2021 – Current Year (updated quarterly*)

2021 Grants & Programs thru 2Q21 <CLICK HERE

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 27% $443,051  100 23%
Community Building 21% $346,844  99 23%
Education 13% $209,719  55 13%
Environment/Sustainability 5% $88,627  23 5%
Health & Human Services 34% $571,261  158 36%
Total (All Areas) $1,659,502 435
 *next report scheduled for October 2021

2020 – Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

2020 Grantees & Programs <CLICK HERE

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 14% $325,970 109 19%
Community Building 33% $756,796 158 28%
Education 5% $128,756 51 9%
Environment/Sustainability 4% $82,461 31 5%
Health & Human Services 44% $1,026,632 223 39%
Total (All Areas) $2,320,585 572

2000-2020 — From Inception through Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 20% $3,750,321 1,094 24%
Community Building 29% $5,432,377 1,094 24%
Education 10% $2,009,280 556 12%
Environment/Sustainability 6% $1,209,361 257 5%
Health & Human Services 35% $6,559,838 1,647 35%
Total (All Areas) $18,961,177 4,648
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